24 Nov 2020 8:26 PM +00:00

Fortnite Galactus Release Date, Release Time Confirmed: The Countdown Has Begun

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 is almost finished with just a week left to go!

Each Fortnite season ends with a big event, and Chapter 2 Season 4 has a fantastic one coming.

This time the Fortnite season ending event will feature Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, who will enter the game to take on the Fortnite Marvel heroes.

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The Fortnite Galactus event will go live on 1 December.

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PREPARE: Galactus will be no easy challenge to end the season

Thanks to a new reveal, we also know it will drop at 4pm EST!

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Official Announcement

Fortnite posted to their social media the announcement of the date and time for the Galactus event.

The tweet reads,

"The Battle Bus is loaded and ready to go. This is our final stand to save all Reality."
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THE LAST STAND: Galactus will arrive at the Fortnite world on December 1st

It is interesting to see the Battle Buses racing away from Galactus, presumably carrying all of the characters from the world of Fortnite.

This is very reminiscent of the Battle Bus leaving the Fortnite island in the promo image for The End event in Chapter 1.

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Fortnite The End Chapter 1 Promo
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THE END: Fortnite Chapter 1 concluded with the destruction of the map. Could we see Galactus destroy this map too?

Countdown

Earlier today the countdown has begun for the end of season event.

The countdown is currently showing that the event will take place on December 1st at 4pm EST/9pm GMT.

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Fortnite Galactus Event Countdown Battle Pass Screen
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When Does Season 4 End?

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 was originally scheduled to end on November 30th.

This was then changed to December 3rd part way through the season.

Originally the season was due to end on a Sunday, something that has never happened before.

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Now it is due to end on a Thursday, the typical day for a new Fortnite season.

READ MORE: Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 Galactus Event

Black Hole Part 2?

It has been leaked that Galactus will destroy the current Chapter 2 map, taking us to a 2 day downtime like the black hole event.

With the event taking place on December 1st, the game will remain offline until December 3rd.

A Reddit user posted a leaked clip of what will happen when players load back into the game when downtime ends on December 3rd.

The Black Hole event was the biggest moment in Fortnite history, reaching peak interest in Google searches, as well as making headlines around the world.

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Could Epic Games be looking to recreate some of that magic?

READ MORE: Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 Countdown

New Map?

With Galactus destroying the Chapter 2 map, it is expected that Season 5 will bring a hybrid map of Chapter 1 and Chapter 2.

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The map will have a new design and will blend the best parts of each map, with many POIs returning, such as Tilted Towers.

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Season 5 Will Be Marvel Themed

Chapter 2 Season 5 will continue the Marvel story, before it finally concludes at the end of the season.

This means that the Season 5 Battle Pass will either have more Marvel characters in, perhaps Spider-Man.

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Or we could see Fortnite characters in the style of Marvel heroes, such as Cuddlepool and Ravenpool.

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Acid Rain

The game is expected to get a new Acid Rain feature, which will damage players as it rains.

This could mean that we will see spots on the map where it'll fall for a brief period, damaging anyone in the area.

Or the whole map is rained on, forcing players into builds to take shelter.

It could definitely add a new meta to the game and bring new strategies to be found by the community.

READ MORE: Fortnite XP Xtravaganza Week 4 Challenges Guide

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